32 children have been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021
About the award
- The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, formerly known as the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement, is India’s Highest Civilian Honour bestowed upon exceptional achievers under the age of 18
- The award is conferred by the President of India in the week preceding the Republic Day in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, where the nation’s other prestigious civilian honours like the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are also presented
- Previously, the awards were conferred on Children’s Day.
- The Prime Minister of India also meets with the awardees at his residence, 7, Lok Kalyan Marg
- The awardees also participate in the Republic Day Parade
Who instituted the award?
The award was instituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, in 1996 to recognize children with exceptional abilities and outstanding status in various fields such as academics, arts, culture, design, innovation, research, social service, and sports.
Which fields are covered under this award?
The Government of India has been awarding the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery.
7 awards have been given in the field of Art & Culture, 9 awards have been given for Innovation and 5 for scholastic achievements. 7 children have won in the Sports category, 3 children have been felicitated for Bravery and one child has been honoured for her efforts in the field of Social Service.
Each awardee will be given a medal, a cash award of Rs.1,00,000/-, book vouchers worth Rs. 10,000/-, a certificate and citation.
A National Selection Committee, headed by Minister, MWCD or MoS, MWCD will finalize the names of the awardees for the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar